With the year winding down and many people facing lockdown restrictions, what better thing to do than binge watch a Netflix flick. Here’s a list of what’s coming to Netflix Canada in January.
Cobra Kai (Season 3) | January 1
This American martial arts comedy-drama series is based on The Karate Kid film series created by Robert Mark Kamen. The TV series was created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, and stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka (both of whom are reprising their roles from The Karate Kid, and who also serve as co-executive producers of the series). Cobra Kai is set 34 years after the original Karate Kid film, re-examining the narrative from Johnny Lawrence’s point of view, and his decision to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo leading to the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso.
Pieces of a Woman | January 7
This is said to be one of the biggest hits from this year’s mostly virtual TIFF, this drama stars Vanessa Kirby as a soon-to-be mother whose home birth goes awry at the hands of an inept midwife. The film follows the mother’s journey as she processes her grief, navigates scorched family relationships, and prepares to face the midwife in court.
Outside the Wire | January 15
This sci-fi action thriller, from the people behind The Old Guard and Extraction, stars Anthony Mackie as a covert android military officer who teams up with an inexperienced, yet talented, drone pilot – played by Damson Idris. The two set to save the world from a doomsday device hidden in a deadly war zone.
The White Tiger | January 22
Anyone seeking creepy Parasite feels will appreciate this crime thriller about class warfare. The main character is the driver for a wealthy New Delhi family, played by Adarsh Gourav. When the boss’s wife, played by Priyanka Chopra, kills a young pedestrian, he’s forced to take the blame; and in true Parasite fashion, seek revenge.
Penguin Bloom | January 27
Naomi Watts stars in this drama set on the northern Australian coast, about real-life surfer, Sam Bloom, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a freak accident while on vacation with her family. Back home, a few years later, a still-traumatized Sam starts to heal when her kids bring home a wounded magpie who they name Penguin.
The Dig | January 29
This cozy historical drama was inspired from a real-life archeological dig in the English countryside in 1939. Carey Mulligan stars as a wealthy widow who contracts a charming local excavator, played by Ralph Fiennes, to unearth burial mounds on her property. They find a Viking ship and treasure from the Dark Ages, but have to race to complete the dig before the start of World War II.
There you have it. There are others as well but these are the ones you can expect to see trending or in the “Top 10 in Canada” section while browsing! Enjoy!